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Mercury Panel in Brussels on Financial Crisis

Mercury Panel in Brussels on Financial Crisis: The EU’s role in the recent financial crisis
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3rd Sep 2010 14:00 - 3rd Sep 2010 17:30
Fondation Universitaire, rue d'Egmont 11, Brussels
‘Financial Times Editor Lionel Barber will participate in a discussion on the EUÂ’s role in the recent financial crisis. He joins top officials and experts from the EU institutions and European universities for a half-day conference in Brussels on 3 September on the global role of the EU.  
Leaders from the 27-nation bloc are considering the repercussions of the Greek bail-out and record-breaking deficits, how to salvage the failed Copenhagen talks, and what steps to take to alleviate mounting political pressure over migration.  
“Challenges for Global Europe” is an opportunity to hear leading figures reflect on EU action in these and other policy areas. Participants will also debate post-Lisbon challenges for the EU as it 
restructures its external policy-making. 


Lionel Barber (Financial Times Editor)

Jim Cloos (Council of the EU)

Jonathan Faull (Director General of DG MARKT, European Commission)

Sebastian Oberthuer (Free University, Brussels)

Wolfgang Wessels (University of Cologne)

John Peterson (University of Edinburgh)


Wine reception to follow. 

Agenda available online at  

Entry free but limited. Please register online at 


Fondation Universitaire, rue d'Egmont 11, Brussels 


3 September 2010, 14.00 – 17.30


Sponsored by MERCURY and the Europa Institute  
MERCURY is an EU-funded project with the University of Edinburgh in the lead and including the University of Cologne, Sciences Po, SIPRI, Fudan University (Shanghai),the University of Cambridge, Charles University, IAI (Rome) and the University of Pretoria. It is funded through the Framework VII programme.  Find out more online at